This is what happens when Hollywood saves the whales
A motley crew of Hollywood homeboys may be banding together for a benefit concert to free Lolita, a killer whale who’s lived in captivity for four decades performing at the Miami Seaquarium.
Efforts to return Lolita to her Pacific Northwest home have been underway for years, but it hasn’t gotten much press until Hollywood producer Raul Julia-Levy signed on to help bring aboard as many stars as he could. So far, he’s reportedly delivered Johnny Depp, Snoop Dogg, Harrison Ford, and 50 Cent (who, in addition to having a soft spot for urban green spaces, “loves animals like you have no idea”).
As yet, the Miami Seaquarium folks have been unwilling to negotiate. Then again, as one news story points out, “they haven’t had to deal with the likes of Johnny Depp and 50 Cent.” Word. Those finger-guns are fierce.
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